The Roman, the Twelve & the King by Jenny L. Cote

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
Overall
4.9 Llamas

Summary

How many times can I say I love this series? I have probably said it too much. Sorry, but I do love these books. Epic Order of the Seven is amazing. And this book is one of my favorites.

This is the fourth book of the series. And it’s about Jesus. Such a wonderful story. But the book doesn’t start in the years of Christ. It actually starts in the life of a man named George Friedric Handel. One of the most famous composers in history. In the story, Handel is working on a very important piece of music, and the Order have to help him accomplish his goal. Because if he doesn’t, the enemy will win this fight, and one of the most inspirational pieces of all time will not be made. To help Handel, the team have to go and relive the life they had with Jesus. They re-experience the miracles, come over fears, and protect the disciples from an enemy in the shadows.

Every time I read this book, I cry. (I really do. I can’t help it.) Jenny L. Cote really captures the story of Christ. His ministry is beautiful and reading about his death always makes me cry, every time. And every time I read about his resurrection, I cry there too. (I’m sorry. But it’s that good.) This book does tell about how Jesus was killed and does explain some, but it’s not too descriptive. I’d say it’s still clean for kids and perfectly fine for family reading. (Warning, tears are a possibility.) But the book is worth it.

Overall, one of the best books that the author has done, a definite favorite of mine, and a must read for you. This book is educational and perfect for teens. I highly recommend it. Though you should know, I don’t believe there was a dog walking on water with Jesus. (Sorry I had to be the one to tell you that.) But I hope you’ll look for these books. They are worth it. And I hope you liked my review.

-The Tiger Reader

Pros

  • Awesome story
  • Hilarious Characters
  • Jesus’ story in a whole new perspective
  • Educational

Cons

  • You may cry

Time-travel thrills, Dangerous Intrigue, Heartache and Humor, Exquisite Grace and Love, and Mind-Blowing Truth
The Roman, the Twelve, and the King is the second book in the Epic Order of the Seven series that picks up where The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz left off. The Maker created this team of animal friends to be his envoys for pivotal points of history. This will be their most important mission ever: to be with Jesus throughout his childhood, ministry, passion and resurrection. The story of Christ is told as a story within a story: as George F. Handel writes the greatest music to ever be written in London 1741—Messiah.
This action-packed adventure opens in 1735 London when famous composer George Friedric Handel is upsettingly passed over by the King of England for the most important musical post in the world. Little does Handel know that God has a far greater assignment – the writing of the most important piece of music of all time: Messiah. In order to fully inspire Handel, the Order of the Seven revisits the life of Christ, working behind the scenes from Jesus’ childhood to adulthood where he begins his ministry. The team follows Jesus and his twelve disciples through the joy and controversy of Jesus’ ministry leading up to the painful purpose of his coming: the Passion. The Enemy tried to prevent Messiah’s birth – now he will stop at nothing to ensure his death through the Pharisees, Herod, Pilate and Judas. But everything becomes clear as to why the Cross is the Divine Plan all along. Follow Jesus’ disciples and once again visit the Roman family of Antonius, all of whom play a pivotal role in the events of the greatest story ever told.
The animal team was with Isaiah when he wrote the words, now they will be with Handel as he writes the music. They must retrieve three items from their time with Jesus to bring back to 1741 London, crucial for Nigel to play his mouse-sized violin in Handel’s ear every night to inspire the music of Messiah. The climactic ending takes readers to the London premiere of Messiah where the King of England realizes that the King of Kings reigns supreme, and unbeknownst to him, is present at the premiere of Messiah as well.

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